Talk Story: Chautauqua Performance of Loy Lee Ford

The kick-off event for the 2018 Talk Story Series is a Chautauqua-style presentation by Prof. Sue Fawn Chung on the life of Loy Lee Ford. We will also move to a new venue and time.  From the Church where we have had our events, go down the street opposite the 6th and I Synagogue to the I Street entrance of the I Street Conferencing Center within 600 Massachusetts Ave. NW.  We will open at 3:00 pm for a 3:30presentation.  This will be a great opportunity to meet one of…

1968: Shaping the District

Join Ted Gong and the 1882 Foundation for a screening of Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968 at the National Building Museum event "1968: Shaping the District," recognizing the impact of the 1968 riots in its 50th anniversary year. We are participating in this day-long event with our screening at 3:00pm. Check out the complete schedule on the Facebook page here.

Talk Story: Annual Review & Pioneer Dinner

Dear Friends: Each December, we have an end-of-year wrap up for our Talk Story program. We hope you can join us for a special wrap up at The Chinatown Garden Restaurant over a "Pioneer Meal," RR exhibit and annual review on Sunday, December 17, at 6:30 pm.Doors open at 5:30pm. We are planning for our eighth season of monthly community Talk Story Events in Chinatown, DC and organizing our sixth 1882 Symposium of museums and public educators of Chinese American history, as well as expanding our…

44th Annual Conference on D.C. History

November 2-5, 2017 #DCHISTCON Hosted by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Join the 1882 Foundation at a screening of our film, "Through Chinatown Eyes: April 1968," at the upcoming Annual Conference on D.C. History. Our film looks into the central theme of Echo & Resonance: 1968 explored by this year's conference. The conference spans November 2-5 featuring displays, panels and discussions, but our film and others will be screened on Friday, November 3, at 6:15pm. 1882 Foundation Executive Director, Ted Gong, and resident film expert, Jenny Cho,…

October Talk Story Review: The Kim Loo Sisters

Stan Lou — The Talk Story event on Sunday, October 29, 2017, was a most exceptional presentation.  It featured a viewing of a film-in-the-making that focuses on the little known story, "The Kim Loo Sisters."  This group of four Chinese American singers/dancers performed mostly during the era of the 1930s and 40s  in most of the theatrical venues in the USA and in Europe.  This included Broadway, Hollywood, and the World War II front lines of Italy.  The film is being produced and directed by…

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